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Hear thought-provoking analysis that guides you to understand today's cultural issues and equips you with the strategies and confidence to have conversations that encourage others to think critically about spirituality, faith and reason, sexuality, gender identity, and the Bible. Challenge your thinking, learn to share your faith with gentleness and respect, and help introduce people to Jesus! Prepared to Answer is here to help prepare, encourage, and equip the church of Jesus Christ to grow in confidence of faith by teaching Christians to think like Jesus. Access more apologetics resources to help you begin understanding life and the world around you with the mind of Jesus: Visit preparedtoanswer.org or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @preparedtoanswer.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
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Hear thought-provoking analysis that guides you to understand today's cultural issues and equips you with the strategies and confidence to have conversations that encourage others to think critically about spirituality, faith and reason, sexuality, gender identity, and the Bible. Challenge your thinking, learn to share your faith with gentleness and respect, and help introduce people to Jesus! Prepared to Answer is here to help prepare, encourage, and equip the church of Jesus Christ to grow in confidence of faith by teaching Christians to think like Jesus. Access more apologetics resources to help you begin understanding life and the world around you with the mind of Jesus: Visit preparedtoanswer.org or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @preparedtoanswer.

    Adventurous Faith-Seeking and Confident Belief with Truth Snack

    Adventurous Faith-Seeking and Confident Belief with Truth Snack

    How can fountains and rivers help you understand the walk of faith? And what your faith walk can be like?
    Fountains are on a loop. The water goes nowhere. Actually, it goes right back where it came from.
    In contrast, rivers are always moving and changing. They never turn back, but always move ahead.
    In this video, Matt explains the importance of moving from comfortable to risk-taking. And how you can embrace the unknown to go farther on your own faith walk adventure.
    Let Matt's ministry Truth Snack guide you in your journey toward a more confident faith!
    For related resources, visit preparedtoanswer.org/topics/faith-and-reason/adventurous-faith-seeking-and-confident-belief-with-truth-snack

    Join the adventure by following Truth Snack on YouTube!
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    • 4 min
    18: How To Overcome Doubt

    18: How To Overcome Doubt

    What do you do when you find yourself in a season of doubt? How do you process the questions that can threaten to overwhelm your faith?
    What about when you find yourself wrestling with faith questions on an ongoing basis?
    Listen in as Scott asks Matt, our newest team member, about his past experience in dealing with doubt in his faith walk. 
    Matt unpacks the journey that led him through a crisis of faith into a place of confident belief, where through his ministry Truth Snack, he now helps others who are questioning and struggling to overcome doubt.
    You'll hear about
    The importance of being hungry for answers and becoming an "adventurous truth seeker"Differentiating between questioning in order to know truth vs questioning that truth is knowable Breaking down the key questions that will help you arrive at real conclusionsThe place doubt in the overall faith growing processSupport the show (https://preparedtoanswer.org/donate/)

    • 40 min
    17: Does God Answer Prayer? - Introducing Matt & Truth Snack! [Special Episode]

    17: Does God Answer Prayer? - Introducing Matt & Truth Snack! [Special Episode]

    Christians believe that God answers prayer. But if we’re honest, we don’t always see God’s answers, or if we do it isn’t until much, much later. 
    That’s why it’s so thrilling when God miraculously supplies a clear, direct, and obvious answer to prayer. It can leave you with a sense of wonder, and renew your faith in exciting ways.
    In this special podcast episode, Scott and Shawn sit down with Matt Bellefeuille, Prepared to Answer’s newest team member, to talk about Matt’s new ministry with Prepared to Answer. 
    Listen as they recount the story of how God so clearly orchestrated a direct answer to prayer. It’s news we’re excited to share with you. But we also hope it will be a story that builds your own confidence in God’s faithfulness to answer your own prayers.

    For related resources, visit preparedtoanswer.org/topics/faith-and-reason/does-god-answer-prayer-introducing-matt-truth-snack
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    • 26 min
    Is Your Child Losing Faith? [Blog Audio]

    Is Your Child Losing Faith? [Blog Audio]

    No words could be more painful or create greater panic than your teen declaring their departure from faith in Christ.
    Our greatest desire is to see our children grow into mature and committed followers of Jesus. When those dreams appear to burst into flames before our eyes it can seem devastating.
    My wife and I are still in the parenting years. We can certainly empathize with these feelings. Through experience and ministry, we’ve learned a few things that I hope will be of help.

    For related resources, visit https://preparedtoanswer.org/topics/parents/is-your-child-losing-faith
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    • 6 min
    “Daddy, Why Can’t I See God?” [Blog Audio]

    “Daddy, Why Can’t I See God?” [Blog Audio]

    One evening after Bible reading and prayer, my son asked yet another good kid question: “Dad, how come I can’t see God?” 

    I’m not sure why it’s always at bedtime that kids ask the hardest questions. Perhaps it’s because that’s when we finally slow down long enough for them to feel like it’s a good time to talk. 

    Whatever the reason, we can be thankful for these God orchestrated encounters, and just pray that God gives us daily awareness so we don’t rush through them.
    How do you answer tough questions that your kids ask?

    Young children think in such concrete terms, and so we need God’s wisdom to give them clear answers to their hard questions.

    For more related resources, visit preparedtoanswer.org/topics/parents/daddy-why-cant-i-see-god/


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    • 4 min
    Can Christians Be Inclusive? [Blog Audio]

    Can Christians Be Inclusive? [Blog Audio]

    Everywhere you look, everyone else is bending over backwards to show how inclusive they are. From businesses to banks, schools and charities, inclusion is our culture’s highest good and woe to you if you aren’t "included among the inclusive". 
    There's great pressure, especially for Christian youth, to denounce anything that would not affirm everything. This is especially true around the hot topic issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. 
    As a result even evangelical churches are jumping aboard the “inclusion train” believing that the way forward is for the culture to view the church as among those championing inclusion. 
    But what does “inclusion” even mean, and should Christians pursue it? And if so, how?

    For related resources, visit preparedtoanswer.org/topics/faith-and-reason/can-christians-be-inclusive
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    • 5 min

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